Say goodbye to cold showers this winter with a tankless water heater
One shower, two shower, three shower, four, your hot water is no more. We all know what it’s like to be the one who wakes up last and is stuck with a cold shower.
Upgrading your system to a tankless water heater could mean the end of cold showers!
Standard water heaters have a tank that is filled with water, which is pre-heated before you use it. The heating process can take a significant amount of time, so if you use all your hot water in a short period, you’re stuck without hot water until your system is ready again.
Tankless systems can sometimes be referred to as instantaneous water heaters. They use a heat exchanger to rapidly prepare hot water. This allows for a cleaner, more efficient and more consistent flow of hot water. Here is a breakdown of the improvements you’ll see with a tankless system.
They are cleaner…
Water that sits in the tank for an extended period of time can accumulate rust and scale, while also lowering the quality of water. Although these systems are prepared to hold water, not having a tank can mean less possible repairs. Your system can last up to two times longer than a tank system.
They are more efficient…
The storage of water over a long period of time can use a lot of unnecessary energy. There can be times when you’re not using your hot water for an extended period of time, and for that reason, a tankless system won’t use any energy.
Tank systems, on the other hand, have to continue to re-heat water even if you haven’t used any. The water sitting in the tank will eventually cool down and the system needs to keep it warm for whenever you decide to use it. That’s why tankless systems are called instantaneous – the water heats on-demand, whenever you need it.
They provide consistent heat…
This is the benefit you’ve been waiting for: on-demand hot water. Tankless water heaters are able to offer continuous hot water to one heating source at all times. So even if you take four or nine showers in a row, it will still be hot by the last one.
However, that is only for one heating appliance. Where the tank system can have an advantage is running two hot showers and a washing machine at the same time. Tankless systems can only produce a certain amount of hot water at one time. It is more than enough to run one shower or even two at times, but if there are several hot water appliances running all at once, a tank system might be better for you.
Remember, you can always ask the experts. At A1 Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re always available to answer your questions online, over the phone or in person. If you’re unsure if a tankless system is right for your home, get in touch with us.
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating has been a family owned and operated business in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton and Toronto since 1967.